Otherwise, why would the Biden Regime be planning to give the historic Coast Guard cutter, Adak – which headed up what would become the largest maritime rescue in world history saving over 500,000 people on 9/11 – to Indonesia, angering victims’ advocates who say the move is “callous” and disrespectful.
NY Post When hundreds of thousands of people needed to be evacuated from Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, the US Coast Guard cutter Adak was ready in New York Harbor, in charge of what would become the largest maritime rescue in world history.
But just months before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks, the US government is in talks to sell the vessel to a foreign government — instead of donating it to a nonprofit organization that wants to turn it into a museum and 9/11 memorial.
You’re not only disrespecting New Yorkers and those that were affected directly by the terrorist attacks, you’re disrespecting the United States,” said John Feal of the FealGood Foundation, which advocates for 9/11 survivors.
“Shame on them, shame on them for being so callous and showing a lack of humanity and showing a lack of empathy.”
“This cutter doesn’t have to go to Indonesia, there’s plenty of other 110-foot cutters that could go to Indonesia,” said James Judge, the historical society’s founder and a former Coast Guardsman who spent 13 months aboard the cutter while it was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“I also think it’s remarkable the Coast Guard is considering giving it to Indonesia given the fact Indonesia is plagued by radical Islam, they have a history of human rights abuses and they are notoriously known as the world’s second-largest marine environment polluter. The Coast Guard is charged with marine environment protection.”
The Biden regime is about to give an important historical symbol of 9/11 to a country that holds dear the same beliefs as the people responsible for 9/11.